An entire generation has now grown up with the likes of Atari, Nintendo, Sega and many other console systems, not to mention the "classic plastic" home computers of the 1980s. Throughout these last 25 years, the unmistakable sound of 8-bit chips have pervaded their ears and become a background soundtrack to their lives. Now, an entire scene of artists are using this unique and unmistakable sound to push musical boundaries, both recalling and outdoing what came before. Jeremiah Johnson...
A monstrous gameboy megamix paying tribute to the bad boys of Depeche Mode, spanning over 14 minutes of nonstop chiplove, and using every last pattern of lsdj from 00 thru FE! Equally suited for use when dancing in front of the mirror alone in your bedroom or rocking the crowd to the ground at your next mega dance party! Tracks 1 thru 4 are offered in a single mp3 to ensure a seamless mix. Bonus track 5 takes the sweetest cuts of the megamix and offers them up in a powerpacked mini serving! ( 3 reviews )
Bittersweet feelings are evoked by the unexpected mixture of sampled videogames and bleeps and clicks generated from chopped and processed urban field recordings. In a sense this was my requiem for the arcades, slowly dying out with the advent of "better" home videogame consoles. Nursery music for Street Fighter player's children's children. ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Electronic
This album marked a definite change in approach for me. Hello World is decidedly simpler and more playful than my previous works. Full of bleeps and bloops, its charm lays within its childish flaws. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Electronic, Bleep
A roughly chronological collection ranging from some of my earliest gameboy tunes to the ones written in 2002. While the first half presents an innocent fun approach (aside from the harder edge of Harm Parm), the concluding three tracks show a maturation in both style and technique. A must have for high school makeout parties. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Electronic, Chipstyle
Nullsleep emerges from the darkness with Unconditional Acceleration – an exploration of romance and tragedy in the 21st century. Five songs, limitless intensity. Ecstatic bursts of cascading waveforms race toward uncertainty. A feeling of ever increasing separation develops. Unattainable distances are approached and sheets of white noise issue forth from the fissures of an obsessively restructured reality. The sound surrenders in memory of another time and place, to which we can never return. Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nullsleep/Unconditional_Acceleration/